Charlieu
The Essential
Situated on the road linking the Saône and Loire valleys and an important market town since the Middle Ages, Charlieu became a major silk weaving centre in the 19C, with both factories and family workshops. The Musée de la Soierie is dedicated to the silk industry, boasting a fine collection of period fabrics and dresses. The city is famous above all for its fine architecture, including the façade of the Benedictine abbey with its superb carvings and the capitals in the Couvent des Cordeliers.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Charlieu

Charlieu Abbey north façade Charlieu Abbey north façade
Charlieu Abbey north façade
Charlieu
Charlieu Benedictine Abbey Charlieu Benedictine Abbey
Charlieu Benedictine Abbey
Charlieu
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Musée de la Soierie
Musée de la Soierie
Charlieu
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St-Hilaire's Church of Semur-en-Brionnais
St-Hilaire's Church of Semur-en-Brionnais
Semur-en-Brionnais
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